Wands at the ready, people: the Malfoy family is back.
Draco and his dad have been spotted wandering around the streets of the wizarding world this week. Alright, we know, it was really actors Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton, but in our hearts this was a real life Harry Potter cast reunion, OK?
The Harry Potter alumni were at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando as part of the venue’s fourth anniversary celebrations, both taking part in a panel. Jason Isaacs took the opportunity to discuss the series’ themes of diversity and tolerance, both in terms of how they apply to the Malfoy’s and the real world. In a time of such uncertainty, his words are very powerful.
‘There is a very recognisable racist and supremacist [in Lucius], acting out of fear and thinking that the past was a better time’ he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. ‘And scared of muggles and scared of the future because it feels like his place was some time ago, when he was part of the super-elite who could look down on the rest of the world.
‘You don’t need to look too far to find many politicians standing on those platforms. Those issues are never more relevant than today, [but] they are dealt with in this kind of magical world.’
Two-thirds of the Malfoy family weren’t the only ones around that day; Matthew Lewis and Warwick Davies (aka Neville Longbottom and Professor Filius Flitwick) were also in tow. Matthew’s fiancé, Angela Jones, also got to join in on the fun (definitely not jels).
The wizarding world truly is the gift that keeps on giving.